Sheryl Crow Surprises her High School with Adoptions on the Today Show

In case you missed it, we were on the Today Show this morning! (Want to make sure you don’t miss our next big news? Join our mailing list). Last week, and Sheryl Crow showed up for a surprise Pep Rally at Kennett High School in Missouri. Jenna Bush Hager and the Today Show came […]

Don’t miss us on the Today Show tomorrow morning!

We’re excited to announce that, plus a special guest, will be featured on the Today Show tomorrow morning. Tune to see what an exciting week we’ve had. You won’t be disappointed. Want to make sure you never miss out on news like this? Join our mailing list and never be out of the loop […]’s 2015 Annual Report

As teachers are looking toward wrapping up the school year, at we are reflecting on everything that happened during our 2015 fiscal year. Through support of individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit partners, we made great progress giving teachers a hand. To learn more about our organization and the momentum we’ve built for 2016, take a look […]

Welcome Jaea!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Jaea, our new Program Coordinator! Jaea is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she studied Communications and Family Social Sciences. This fall she received her Master’s in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. Her love for nonprofits motivated her to pursue administrative management work. […]

#GivingTuesday Success Stories

At, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who raised their hands for teachers on #GivingTuesday! Together, we had almost 200 adoptions, putting almost $19,000 (would this be $24,000 with LB funds?) into classrooms across the country. Better yet, with the help of Lane Bryant we matched the first 100 donations to make […]

Why donate on Give to the Max Day? We can think of 10,000 reasons.

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Please join us on November 12, 2015 for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to support teachers and students succeed. Your […]

Bob Joins Propane Council to surprise school with $10,000

Last week our Executive Director joined Propane Council (PERC) and  journalist/former teacher Jenna Bush Hager to surprise Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Boston. The event, which culminated in a surprise gift of $10,000 to teachers, kicked-off a partnership between and PERC to give over $30,000 to schools who have switched to propane […]

Welcome Gino!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Gino, our new Writing Intern! Gino is a senior at Hamline University studying Communication and Digital Media Arts. He aspires to be a journalist and also has experience working with elementary students as a Page Scholar for the Page Education Foundation. For the past few years, Gino has volunteered at Hamline […]

#IAmATeacher 50 States, 51 Stories

“We’re teachers and teaching is our life.” – Jolie B., Kindergarten Teacher Every day, teachers get up in front of their classrooms and do their jobs, and it’s a hard job. Still, teachers will often be the first ones to tell you that, despite the challenges, teaching is a beautiful profession. So we wanted to gather some of […]

Infographic: Recent AAC Survey Results on Teacher Spending

We asked and teachers told us: they are still spending more than their fair share on supplies each year. Supplies make an impact. Teachers and students deserve the opportunity to purchase what they really need right away. Check out how you can help these classrooms succeed with… …hands-on experiences. “I teach over 100 5th grade science students. Without, I wouldn’t […]

Did You Thank a Teacher at the Great Minnesota Get-Together? was proud to be a guest of MELSA during Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair this year! This was our first year at the State Fair and we wanted to make a splash by asking fairgoers to thank their favorite teacher in our photo booth. We were blown away by the fantastic impact […]


Check Out the Great New Look of the AAC Teacher Dashboard

We are always doing what we can to improve your experience with Like most nonprofit organizations, our website is a great help and a great challenge. To improve the experience for our teacher users, we are so excited to launch our updated Teacher Dashboard! A special thank you to all the teachers who […]